Philly Blunt

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13 August 2008

Back in the saddle


When I made the shift from writing to politics back in February, I wasn't sure whether I'd ever publish something in a newspaper again. Books? Screenplays? Magazines? Maybe x3. Well, seems as if the decision made itself for me. For today, one day shy of six months since my last story ran in the paper I used to work for, I have a column in the Metro. Of course, it deals with politics, so it's kind of in a gray career-move area, but still.

A Fumo corruption trial will foist yet-another national embarrassment upon a city that has seen voters reject the politics of the past (see Michael Nutter’s victory) in lieu of civic progress. I’m not saying Fumo’s guilty, although dogged Philadelphia journalists unearthed ample evidence to the contrary. But I am saying that Fumo should do anything and everything possible to save other people some money – not to mention give the city the gift of dignity – and reach a fair settlement before the gavel drops.
It’s time to clear those dark clouds from the sky and let the sun of good government, not salacious nightly-news stories, dry our dirty laundry once and for all.


To read the full (if 400 words can qualify as full) piece here.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fumo should be banished to Baltimore.

9:56 PM  

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